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Gekko Technology Introduces kedo, the Colour Tunable Hard Source

The focusable version of Gekko Technology's kedo colour tunable LED based luminaire

Gekko Technology, a market leader in LED lighting for film, television, and photographic applications, has chosen NAB 2011 as the production launch for kedo, the focusable version of its colour tunable LED based luminaire. The fresnel based optic within kedo provides a focal range of 6:1.

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"The combination of both focus and high quality tunable white light which kedo offers brings a new dynamic to lighting directors, cameraman, and anybody else who cares about how a subject is illuminated for image capture," states Gekko Technology founder and Managing Director David Amphlett. "As a hard source, kedo fully complements the existing range of Gekko LED based lamps which now means that, in the right environment, fully LED-based solutions can be deployed which are entirely comparable to more traditional solutions."

kedo has presets at 2,900, 3,200, 4,300, 5,600 and 6,500 kelvin (as well as the ability to match a wide range of colour gels in the entertainment form of the lamp). The fixture is comparable in output intensity to a 900 watt tungsten source and warranted for 20,000 hours. Inherently low power consumption also keeps heat generation to a minimum.

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Using a single multi-chip LED array, kedo delivers consistent colour quality as a result of on-board firmware. Output is optimised at 3,200 and 5,600 kelvin (calibrated in comparison to a high quality reference source) with minimal colour shift throughout the dimming range. Intensity and colour temperature can be controlled direct from the on-board control panel, or via DMX.

About Gekko Technology

Established in 2004, Gekko Technology produces versatile, robust and efficient white and colour-tunable LED-based luminaires for film, television and photographic lighting. Intelligent design, combined with high-quality components, ensures accurate, consistent and precisely-controllable colour-temperature. Film credits include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Death Defying Acts, Mamma Mia, Golden Compass, Star Trek, Desperate Housewives and Date Night. Studio lighting includes the Jeff Randall Live show on Sky News and Sky's Ryder Cup coverage.

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